Cardioid Tube Condenser Microphone
The MXL 960 is a large-diaphragm tube microphone with a fixed Cardioid polar pattern. It is built by MXL exclusively for Guitar Center and its affiliated retail chains.
It is billed by Guitar Center as “One of the quietest tube microphones available,” but the self-noise spec is ironically misprinted at 20dBA, which would be reasonable but not quiet. According to MXL, the self-noise rating is 13dBA, which is indeed quiet for a tube microphone; compare to the premium Lewitt LCT 840 and 940 tube mics, which have self-noise figures of 9dBA and 12dBA respectively.
The mic ships with its power supply, a hard mount, a foam windscreen, a 7-pin Mogami cable, and a non-Mogami XLR audio cable, in an aluminum flightcase.
The MXL 960 is compatible with the MXL-60 elastic shockmount, which is not included.
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|Pickup Patterns||Pads & Filters|
(20 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
| Diameter n/a
Diaphragm gauge: 6 microns
|200 Ohms (Low)||Max SPL: 135 dB
Self-noise: 13.0 dB(A)
|794g (28.01oz)||220mm (8.66'')||58mm (2.28'')||
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